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A slightly older image, for which i apologise as i don't like to show 'old stuff' but in this instance i fond this when rummaging around for images for new falconry website and thought it merited an airing here.

i mean no insult to those that will find this obvious, but for any newer togs -

relatively large aperture used in combination with bigger lens to give separation from background. i had to ensure that the the 'rules' of reciprocity were followed - ie 300mm lens on a full frame camera requires a shutter speed of at least 1/300sec to avoid camera shake, but wanted relatively slow shutter to give potential elongated rain.

negative exposure compensation used to reduce the potential for rain drops being blown if caught by sporadic sunlight.

having now looked at image on here i can anticipate a criticism from one or two as one of my own personal preferences is very evident - but bring on the comments, let's see whether i am right and whether any of the newer folk share my preference or that of the commentator. note to all, do not be concerned with making the 'wrong comment' - not possible when it comes to my images Smile

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:300.0-300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2010 - 11:20 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.625
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Everyone should have a small raptor
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:1 Oct 2012 - 9:12 AM
Tags:Bird of prey, Hobby, Pets / captive animals, Raptor, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:longhoss · trev0re · ringyneck · Ray_Seagrove · lynks · kdwendorf · Greyheron · CaroleS · rayme330 · gingerdelight · stuart1963 · Ade_Osman · Alan_Baseley · jennialexander · WindowonWildlife · JohnoP · bagman ·
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Great image, The negative exposure does give a greater detail to the gate post while still allowing the rain drops to show on the feathers


Nice shot Phil my only concern is the bird is a little too high in the frame for me which tends to make the post the focus of attention rather than the bird otherwise a great shot.



Wonderful image. Phil and I do enjoy reading you informative technical bits.


JohnoP  10
1 Oct 2012 - 10:26 PM

Lovely image captured in the rain - John

philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 11:25 AM

Thanks to all for the comments, votes, and a UA..

personally i detest too much 'headroom' in an image but do appreciate the comments of Ray_Seagrove and did think that there was (shock) too little headroom on this one - hope no-one from my tuition groups sees this Wink

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